Central venous catheter infection associated with Pseudozyma aphidis in a child with short gut syndrome

Shau Shau Lin, Thomas Pranikoff, Shani F. Smith, Mary E. Brandt, Kemery Gilbert, Elizabeth L. Palavecino, Avinash K. Shetty

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Abstract

Pseudozyma aphidis is a heterobasidiomycetous yeast related to the smut fungi in the genus Ustilago. Pseudozyma species are usually isolated from plants and rarely from clinical specimens. We report what is believed to be the first paediatric case of central venous catheter (CVC)-related fungaemia associated with P. aphidis. Prompt removal of the CVC in conjunction with anti-fungal therapy resulted in a successful outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-518
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Lin, S. S., Pranikoff, T., Smith, S. F., Brandt, M. E., Gilbert, K., Palavecino, E. L., & Shetty, A. K. (2008). Central venous catheter infection associated with Pseudozyma aphidis in a child with short gut syndrome. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 57(4), 516-518. https://doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.47563-0